In this photo provided by Richard Wood, retired Army Col. Grethe Cammermeyer, 

In this photo provided by Richard Wood, retired Army Col. Grethe Cammermeyer, left, kisses Diane Divelbess, her partner of 24 years, as they pose for photos after the two received their marriage license Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Coupeville, Wash. Two retired military women who fought for the rights of gays in the military were among the hundreds of couples who received their marriage licenses this week as Washington state's voter-approved law allowing same-sex marriage took effect. Former Air Force flight nurse Maj. Margaret Witt, of Spokane, and Cammermeyer, of Whidbey Island, both successfully challenged the military's ban on open service by gays and lesbians. They were first in line on Thursday in their home counties to receive their licenses with their partners as the law took effect. (AP Photo/ kapchur.us photography, Richard Wood)
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In this photo provided by Richard Wood, retired Army Col. Grethe Cammermeyer, left, kisses Diane Divelbess, her partner of 24 years, as they pose for photos after the two received their marriage license Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Coupeville, Wash. Two retired military women who fought for the rights of gays in the military were among the hundreds of couples who received their marriage licenses this week as Washington state's voter-approved law allowing same-sex marriage took effect. Former Air Force flight nurse Maj. Margaret Witt, of Spokane, and Cammermeyer, of Whidbey Island, both successfully challenged the military's ban on open service by gays and lesbians. They were first in line on Thursday in their home counties to receive their licenses with their partners as the law took effect. (AP Photo/ kapchur.us photography, Richard Wood)
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